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Genus was a field hand on the farm that Elma Jesup sharecrops alongside her father, Juke, and a mute black girl, 14-year-old Nan Smith.
Set in the aftermath of World War II, the film is an adaptation of Hillary Jordan’s 2008 novel about two families: The sharecropping Jacksons, who are black, lease land from the white McAllans.
His mom was an orphan, and his father, from a sharecropping family in Mississippi, never learned to read or write.
Glen Travis Campbell was born on April 22, 1936, about 80 miles southwest of Little Rock, Ark., between Billstown and Delight, where his father sharecropped 120 acres of cotton.
Smith, who quit school in the third grade to sharecrop on an Arkansas farm, has secured a fairly stable life for his family.
The film is muscular and sprawling, telling the long and complicated story of two families sharing the same fraught space: a Mississippi Delta farm, owned by a white family and worked on, for generations, by a sharecropping black family.
Two years later, the book — about the abuse and spiritual triumph of a black woman in the sharecropping American South — was adapted into a film by Steven Spielberg and featured the screen acting debuts of Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey.
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